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#21 MR Wallace

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 05:08 PM

I was hoping to be on track again just now but unfortunately the eunos failed its MOT, fortunately it was only on the emissions and a ball joint boot... both kind of expected! I'll be changing both lower front ball joints this weekend and I guess re-fitting the cat...

 

The last track day was another good one, I'm getting more confident with the car and the brakes now, the breathing mods seemed to help a bit but having a passenger for the session quite literally outweighed any gains! I can certainly confirm the randall style intake is loud though - can barely hear the exhaust in the car now.

 

My attempts to kill off the tyres were poor too, I just seemed to collect other peoples rubber and use that:

 

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They would've lasted plenty more trackdays by the looks of it but I'm to keen to try out these and see what improvement they bring:

 

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Hopefully sticky Yokohama AD08R's, I was originally going to try the Nankang NS2R's but with the hill climb class I'm looking to enter now allowing any MSA Group 1B tyre I wanted to try these since they should give good grip from cold.

 

At the same time I also decided to get the wheels re-done, one of the fronts had brake dust baked on it and the previous owner hadn't done a great job painting them:

 

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So they were powdercoated a nice anthracite colour and the new yoko's fitted:

 

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Back on the eunos they look suitably purposeful:

 

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Due to the mot failure I've only done about 2 miles on them (to and from the test centre) and even worse than that I may now be selling them as another set of wheels have caught my eyes.... :whistle:  :doh:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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#22 Jambon

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 11:38 AM

Looking very purposeful in that last shot, for only a couple of pages the car is looking great already.


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 11:37 AM

Thanks! Yeah I like the stance but it needs the front wheels spaced out the same as the rears.

 

It's not changed that drastically but hopefully with the new tyres it will feel a lot better on track now.


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 12:29 PM

Let me know how you get on with the ad08s... I'm going to either get them or RSRs when I get some new wheels.
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Posted 21 August 2017 - 11:47 AM

Will do! Still waiting on a replacement ball joint so I can get it through the MOT.


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 01:00 PM

Nice pix, you are so far ahead of me lol, I wont be able to strip mine as running in A9 class, but picked up a few new websites that I never knew from your posts, I will say you don't let the grass grow under your feet  :whistle:

 

I would like a full performance exhaust system on mine, any ideas of what works?


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 11:52 AM

Thanks mate, trying to get a few things done this year but we are a bit limited, it's class A9 I'll be running too. You're allowed to change the seats and remove the carpets and sound proofing but the actual trim still needs to be there so I think I'm still complying. I was going to leave the carpets in to make driving to the rounds a bit more bareable!

 

I've started looking into manifolds and the best seems to be racing beat - but the price also reflects that, for a cat back system there probably won't be much difference between any brands though, just get one that's a slightly bigger bore (2 1/4").


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 04:42 PM

So all I really need to say on this update is...... RPF1's! OMG such lightness, much JDM etc etc...

 

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They really are light:

 

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I wasn't planning on changing my wheels especially after just having the Lorbers powder coated and tyres fitted plus I like the Lorbers but they weren't as light as I hoped when I had them off... which led to me browsing for wheels (again, I was looking before I even bought the Eunos!). I managed to convince myself to not change them until these popped up on ebay, brand new privately imported. I had to have them!

 

They're 15x8 ET28 finished in Matte Gunmetal (The exact colour I wanted and I've never even seen RPF1's in it before).

 

I think they suit the Eunos perfectly:

 

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The AD08R's have a slight stretch being 195/50's but seem ok and I have no scrubbing as yet but I expect they will rub on track so will roll the wings if needed.

 

I immediately noticed the difference with the lighter wheels, the car handles bumps much better and feels like the suspension is not having to work so hard. It feels planted on the road now and can corner a lot quicker with the AD08R's.

 

I have another track day on Monday night so looking forward to finally seeing what difference the tyres make there. I do have an issue with steering play though so need to sort that too, otherwise the Eunos is driving very nicely now and has a clean MOT.


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Posted 03 September 2017 - 06:50 PM

Wheels looks brilliant, the colour is absolutely spot on too. I bet you're chuffed.


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Posted 03 September 2017 - 07:09 PM

Car is looking really good mate, although I am a bit biased when it comes to RPF1s ;)


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:54 AM

Looking great mate, good work on the cowl intake. I want an enclosed filter like that now, using the stock airbox with my cowl setup at the moment.

 

How have you found the Skidnation reroute? I need to do my cambelt, water pump, and a coolant flush anyway, so might as well do a re-reoute while I'm there. Looks a bit fiddly down the back!


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Bilbo's Scrapyard Spec Eunos

'92 Eunos 1.6 - Triumph Daytona 600 ITBs - Speeduino Core4 ECU - AEM Wideband - Volk Racing Mesh 15x7 fronts - Work Equip 03 14x7 rears - Direnza Coilovers - Malian exhaust - Firefly overfenders - Sparco Sprint on side mounts

 

Bilbo's Mk1 Eunos

'92 Eunos 1.6 - Lifted on mk2 shocks - 205/65/15 Malatesta M35 on Viking alloys - Speeduino standalone ECU - Innovate MTX-L Plus wideband - MX5Parts catback - Silenced Decat - Cowl intake - Sparco Sprint bucket seat - Skidnation side mounts - Dished suede wheel

 

Bilbo's Mk2 Import

'99 1.6 import - Tein springs - Grooved discs - Decat - Sportex exhaust - Plenty of rust

 

Bilbo's Mk2

'98 1.8 - MS-01R wheels - Toyo Proxes - Otto Racing Jap can exhaust - K&N intake - Nas dished suede wheel - Rust.


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:34 AM

Cars looking great, RPF1's  :drool:

 

Would love to have a poke about this, considering A9 class once mine is on the road, would be good to hear all experiences once you start.


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 06:52 PM

Wheels looks brilliant, the colour is absolutely spot on too. I bet you're chuffed.

 

Cheers! Yes, very glad I spotted them!

 

Car is looking really good mate, although I am a bit biased when it comes to RPF1s ;)

 

I am also definitely biased now too! Yours looks great on the 14's, I was tempted by them but just not enough track tyre choice in that size.

 

Looking great mate, good work on the cowl intake. I want an enclosed filter like that now, using the stock airbox with my cowl setup at the moment.

 

How have you found the Skidnation reroute? I need to do my cambelt, water pump, and a coolant flush anyway, so might as well do a re-reoute while I'm there. Looks a bit fiddly down the back!

 

As mentioned on your thread the guide you did was a good help :thumb-up: Be warned with the filter like I have it is very loud - I can't hear the exhaust over the induction note. The reroute kit fitted very well, it is just fiddly due to the space down the back but once everything is properly tightened it's leak free. Would recommend it.

 

Cars looking great, RPF1's  :drool:

 

Would love to have a poke about this, considering A9 class once mine is on the road, would be good to hear all experiences once you start.

 

Ha thanks. I'll be at knockhill this weekend again so if you happen to be there feel free!

 

The track day a couple of weeks ago ended up being a wet one so not the best first test of the AD08R's however I was impressed with the wet grip they gave, hopefully this weekend it will be dry and I can see how they really perform. :)


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 07:41 PM

Lovely wheels

Do you notice the weight difference driving much
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Posted 18 September 2017 - 12:06 PM

Thanks, the wheels really make it! Yes they make a big difference actually, instantly noticeable. The car takes bumps much better and generally feels "lighter on its feet", would definitely recommend them/light wheels in general.

 

 

I had another trackday at Knockhill yesterday, the little Eunos performed faultlessly all day - only issue being the power steering fluid being pushed out under cornering so I really need to sort this. I did however manage to stone chip one of the RPF1's with a bit of a "dirt drop". :(

 

The AD08r's were brilliant in the dry, I knocked over 2 seconds off my pb so on a short track that's pretty good. The tyres give you much more confidence and obviously outright grip. I was keeping some much faster cars (mostly evo's!) in sight for a change and hustling them round the corners.

 

My list of things to do before venturing into the hillclimbs next year is getting smaller but there are still a few little things to do which should make me a little faster...


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Posted 19 September 2017 - 11:40 AM

 

Looking great mate, good work on the cowl intake. I want an enclosed filter like that now, using the stock airbox with my cowl setup at the moment.

 

How have you found the Skidnation reroute? I need to do my cambelt, water pump, and a coolant flush anyway, so might as well do a re-reoute while I'm there. Looks a bit fiddly down the back!

 

As mentioned on your thread the guide you did was a good help  :thumb-up: Be warned with the filter like I have it is very loud - I can't hear the exhaust over the induction note. The reroute kit fitted very well, it is just fiddly due to the space down the back but once everything is properly tightened it's leak free. Would recommend it.

 

 

Ah no worries mate, that's what I put the info there for!

 

I do like a bit of induction noise, so sounds good to me. Good to hear about the re-route, just thinking it may be worth me doing it as I really want to put together an FI build next year if I can afford it. Will be a step towards preparing the car for that.


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Bilbo's Scrapyard Spec Eunos

'92 Eunos 1.6 - Triumph Daytona 600 ITBs - Speeduino Core4 ECU - AEM Wideband - Volk Racing Mesh 15x7 fronts - Work Equip 03 14x7 rears - Direnza Coilovers - Malian exhaust - Firefly overfenders - Sparco Sprint on side mounts

 

Bilbo's Mk1 Eunos

'92 Eunos 1.6 - Lifted on mk2 shocks - 205/65/15 Malatesta M35 on Viking alloys - Speeduino standalone ECU - Innovate MTX-L Plus wideband - MX5Parts catback - Silenced Decat - Cowl intake - Sparco Sprint bucket seat - Skidnation side mounts - Dished suede wheel

 

Bilbo's Mk2 Import

'99 1.6 import - Tein springs - Grooved discs - Decat - Sportex exhaust - Plenty of rust

 

Bilbo's Mk2

'98 1.8 - MS-01R wheels - Toyo Proxes - Otto Racing Jap can exhaust - K&N intake - Nas dished suede wheel - Rust.


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:12 PM

Another month and another couple of track days under my belt in the Eunos! There wasn't much work done before these ones however I did remove the folding soft top to save a bit of weight, with the glass screen it weighs around 20kg so a decent saving, weirdly I took photos before I removed it but not after...

 

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Unfortunately the trackday ended up being a very short one, the first two sessions of the day were busy so I struggled to get space and a proper rythm going, so on the third session I made sure I was at the front of the queue to avoid traffic, unfortunately on the second lap I was black flagged coming up the pit straight... I couldn't understand way until I looked in the mirror to see a lot of smoke following me! I pulled off to the side and sat out the rest of the session, wondering how I'd blown the engine!:

 

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After being towed back to the pits a quick look under the bonnet found that thankfully it was just a coolant leak from a split hose at the back of the block which was spraying on the exhaust. The RAC were called to tow me home as I didn't have any tools to do a repair but they did manage to do a bodge at the side of the road.

 

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The hose that split was the one affectionately known as the devil hose:

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These pair run to the oil cooler on the 1.8 MK1's only... they're not easy to change but I managed with minimal skinned knuckles!! All as well again now.

 

That was just in time for the next track day, an open pit lane this time so more opportunity for space on track. I made the most of it and improved my previous best by over a second (down to 1.05.31 but still room for improvement), I'm getting much more confident with the Eunos and hassling most things through the corners now and having a ball doing so! Unfortunately that's the track days done for this year so the Eunos is going to be off the road for a while... but that does mean a host of mods are about to happen. I'm pretty much doing all I can whilst staying within the hill climb class rules (A9) for next season plus refreshing the suspension even further. I can't wait to get back on track already and actually start competing!

 

 

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 11:50 AM

Car looks cracking on track, making me wonder whether I should change those hoses now since I've access.


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 12:51 PM

Cheers mate! If you have access to them now then I definitely would change them, for less than 20 quid it's worth it to potentially save a lot of hassle later!


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 04:58 PM

Looks brilliant. One of my fav wheels them! And AD08Rs are just the best all condition tyre ever  :thumb-up:


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